Br. Timothy Theodore Tomczak, osc, dies in Onamia
Br. Timothy Theodore Tomczak, osc, was born March 30, 1954, in Moose Lake, Minnesota, to Theodore and Celia (Greske) Tomczak.
Hem died from complications due to multiple myeloma at Mille Lacs Health System Long Term Care in Onamia, Minnesota, on Oct. 31, 2019. He was 65.
He attended Kettle River Elementary School in Kettle River, Minnesota; Moose Lake High School in Moose Lake; and Crosier Seminary in Onamia. He earned an associate degree in 1974 and a bachelor degree in elective studies from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 1991.
Br. Tim entered the Crosier novitiate in 1985 and made his first profession of vows Aug. 28, 1986, in Hastings, Nebraska. He professed solemn vows in Shoreview, Minnesota, on March 17, 1991.
Many of his assignments and ministries centered around Crosier Religious Life as a member of the Crosier communities in New Rochelle, New York; Shoreview; Phoenix; Rome; and Onamia. Br. Tim faithfully served the Province of St. Odilia as facilities manager, associate vocations director, receptionist and mission preaching coordinator. He also served in pastoral ministry at All Saints Parish in New York from 1991–1998.
Br. Tim is survived by his sisters Mary, Stella Dyer, Antoinette Johnson, Clare, and Dolores Berglund; his brothers Kevin, Kenneth, Blaise and Daryl and their families; his Crosier confreres and numerous friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Mark.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Crosier Priory Church, 102 Crosier Dr. N., Onamia, Minnesota. Inurnment in the priory cemetery will follow the funeral liturgy. Dinner will be served after the service.
Memorials are preferred to the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 500, Onamia, MN 56359-0500.
The homily from Br. Tim's funeral Mass in Onamia, is available here.